FHS Counseling Newsletter

March, 2020

Greetings from Your Counselors!

Hello, Forestview Family! We certainly are missing our students these days! These are uncertain times for us all, but know that we will do all we can to keep you updated and notified! Students - encourage your friends to join our Google Classrooms. They are set up by grade level. Check your GCS email often! Parents - check the FHS website, as we will post items under the School Counseling tab from time to time. We are working from home, but are only an email away!

Counselor Availability

  • Email us! Our email addresses are listed below.
  • There is also a "Counselor Appointment Request" form on the Forestview website on the school counseling tab. These requests come to our email.
  • Our office hours are 8:00 - 3:30, Monday - Friday.
  • As always, use the following numbers in emergency cases:
Emergency: 911
Partners Helpline: 1-888-235-4673
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  • Resources Specific to the CoronaVirus outbreak and anxiety https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/current-events/supporting-your-emotional-well-being-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/
  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline is free, confidential, and available to everyone in the U.S. 24/7. You do not have to be suicidal to call the Lifeline. Staffed by trained support people.
  • LifeLine Chat--This is the same as The Lifeline, but in a chat function.
  • Dear Anxiety--a podcast focusing on helping children between the ages of 7-15 with anxiety of all types. The last few podcasts focus specifically on Coronavirus and anxiety.
  • Safe Space--Home to resources and tool to provide you with some extra support in an emotionally safe environment.
  • The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

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Articles for Students & Parents

FHS Course Registration Updates

As some of you are aware, we met one on one with and registered about half of our student population for 20-21 courses before schools were closed due to COVID-19. Last week, we collected the remainder of the registration cards for students we have not yet met with. Those course selections will be keyed into PowerSchool. If we have questions about those selections, or if the cards are incomplete, we will contact you via GCS email. If you have your card at home, you may scan it to us, or email a picture of it to us. After those are keyed in, students who still need to choose course selections will be emailed and given the opportunity to make course choices. This will help us meet our registration deadlines. Thank you for your help!

College and Career Promise

Gaston College is working to provide online registration for their Fall 2020 College and Career Promise courses. We will let you know as soon as we get that information. Check your GCS email and the FHS School Counseling website often!

Help Us Help You!

As counselors, we are always looking for the best ways to meet the needs of our students. Students, please take a few minutes to complete our 2020 Needs Assessment. This will help us plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Thank you!


Forestview High School Counseling Department

Mrs. Connolly (Last names G-M) - gfconnolly@gaston.k12.nc.us

Mrs. (Malloy) Miller (Last names N-Z) - bgmalloy@gaston.k12.nc.us

Ms. Clemmons (Last names A-F) - ahclemmons@gaston.k12.nc.us